4 Signs It’s Time To Update Your Bathroom Plumbing

4 Signs It’s Time To Update Your Bathroom Plumbing

When your bathroom needs a remodel, you’ll see some distinct signs that it’s time. When you walk into your bathroom and feel it looks dated, when the layout isn’t quite working as it once did, when storage space is filling up quickly, you’ll know it’s time to consider what a bathroom renovation can do for your home. However, plumbing is largely hidden in the bathroom, and it’s a crucial part of having a bathroom that remains functional. 4 signs it’s time to update your bathroom’s plumbing are:

1. Apparent water issues – Leaks under the bathroom sink, dribbling water coming from the tap, and a pool of water on the floor each time the tub is used are all signs that point to a larger plumbing issue. Essentially, they’re signs that show your plumbing is aging, and is at risk of failing at any time.

2. Your water volume leaves something to be desired – Taking too long to rinse off in the shower points to more than just a time waster or inconvenience, it also points to potentially serious lurking plumbing issues. Galvanized steel pipes narrow as they degrade, leading to poor water volume when using fixtures.

3. Issues with water quality – The water coming from your tap or shower should be potable and clean, and if any rust color or foul odors are present it could be a big sign that it’s time for a plumbing update.

4. Mold – Mold in the bathroom could be due to poor ventilation, but it could also be indicative of a bigger problem. Pipes behind the walls, under the sink, and in the ceiling could expose your bathroom to unwanted moisture that you cannot readily or easily see, creating the perfect setting for mold to thrive. Mold could begin growing on these areas pointing you directly to the source of the problem.

A plumbing update is an important part of any bathroom renovation or remodel. If you’re interested in learning more about updating your bathroom plumbing, contact us at Cardigan Kitchens and Baths today.